|By Gord Campbell (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:09 pm:|
|By Johanna Bowen (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #2) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:23 pm:|
My first trip to Bonaire I rented fins that would not accommodate a foot bootie. Most shore access walks require foot covering prior to entering the water. So, I wore my Tevas up to the water. Took them off and tucked them INTO my skin (wore them against my back). It never bothered me to have them in there, and I could put them on again after exiting the water. Now I own a set of fins and walking booties that enable me to get from the truck, road etc. up to the water where I put on the fins over the booties.
|By Eric M. "CamMan" (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #394) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 3:28 pm:|
Here's my 2psi. The beaches and entries on Bonaire are very "rubbly" and the recommendation from my LDS to have thick hard soled dive boots was a very good one. I honestly think water socks might be pretty uncomfortable walking around on that stuff.
|By Gord Campbell (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 5:55 pm:|
Thanks for your suggestions. I think we have solved the problem. I already had a bag attachment system which goes around my waist that I will use for snorkeling to keep things in so I don't have to leave them in the vehicle. I hadn't thought of it until after I put up the post, but we had bought a second bag for my wife, which she probably won't need to use. We'll loan it to our friends who can then use the water shoes they already have (the ones that will not fit into their fins) to walk into the water, and then simply remove their shoes and put them in the bag. Problem solved. Thanks again for your help and quick responses. Bonaire Talk is fantastic!
|By Eric M. "CamMan" (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #403) on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 8:27 am:|
Well, I hope my solution works for them. The only real issue I see is just making sure that they find a good spot where they either do the transfer while floating and not touching bottom, or where the bottom is sandy or free of sharp stuff. There are some urchins in the shallows in spots where the rock has large pits so need to watch out for that.
|By sue dilorenzo (BonaireTalker - Post #24) on Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 12:47 pm:|
My husband cannot put his fins on with his shoes. Our cheap solution he brings a bungee cord strings the shoes through when hes in the water and bungee goes around his waist. We have been doing this for two years now it works great!! just my 2cents
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